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THE TOURISTS (1912)




THE TOURISTS
Biograph Company, 1/2 reel, rel. Aug. 5, 1912 dir. Mack Sennett, cam. Percy Higginson cast: Mabel Normand, Fred Mace, Charles H. West, William J. Butler, Grace Henderson, Frank Evans, Kate Toncray, Harry Hyde, Alfred Paget filmed: late May - early June 1912 Location: Albuquerque, NM copyright: Aug. 7, 1912


Run time 6 minutes 10 seconds
Producer William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.angelfire.com/mn/hp/
Audio/Visual sound, color

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Reviewer: KidSilent - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 16, 2013
Subject: MN in NM (Mabel Normand in New Mexico)
Shot in New Mexico only 5 months after it became a state, this is a nice example of the "Let's go somewhere and make a movie" school of filmmaking possible in those glorious years at Biograph and other studios before the burden of sound became a distraction. The print itself is in pretty good condition. There's a nice foot chase, a bit of local flavor, and a nice good-bye on a train. If this is the whole film, opportunities for laughs are passed up (it would be nice to see what happens to the chief), but it's short, sweet, and pleasant--much like Miss Normand herself.
Reviewer: The_Emperor_Of_Television - favoritefavorite - December 31, 2012
Subject: Weak
Surprisingly weak comedy, despite Mabel.

On the other hand, the spoof of annoying American tourists still has some relevance today.
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